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PBS
Feb 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
... >> narrator: cantor had a legendary reputation with the new members. he'd been a thorn in president obama's side since the beginning of the administration. >> cantor realized that obama was so popular because he convinced people that he was going to change washington and he was going to end the partisanship. cantor realized that by denying that to obama, he could hurt him. >> narrator: cantor had rallied house republicans to oppose president obama's first major piece of legislation: the stimulus package. >> eric cantor sent out an email. said not that "i'm voting against it." eric cantor's email is: "we're against this." >> their leadership told the members we're not for any of it. no matter what it is-- "no, just say no." on this vote, the yeas are... >> narrator: the final stimulus bill passed the house without a single republican vote. >> the conference report is adopted. >> it was cantor who engineered that unanimous no vote. and seeing they could all hold together on this gave them a lot of confidence and a lot of comfort. >> narrator: it was a strategy that cantor had used again and
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
" are oil men. so at the exact same time there is this huge climate protest going on in washington, obama is out playing golf with texas oilmen. and this is just after, you know, he gave his speech on at the state of the union saying that we cannot wait. the world is being destroyed by climate. we have to do something. >> that would have been really bad optics. >> luckily for him the press was so worked up about the fact that they couldn't get a photo of tiger woods that they didn't google the other two guys that he was golfing with. >> right. they didn't mention it. they didn't google it. it doesn't matter. they're not complaining about golfing with oil men. they're complaining about golfing with a celebrity and that they didn't get their time to ask tying area few questions. >> all right. two days ago senator marco rubio said the president's plan on immigration was dead on arrival. the president today reached out to several senators, including senator rubio. both sides have released statements saying they are committed to a bipartisan commission and they agree there is progress. joan, w
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 10:00am PST
if washington can't avert the sequester? >>> president obama is tailoring his sales pitch today by talking to al sharpton and other minority radio hosts and yesterday by appearing on tv stations in states that will be hard hit by defense cuts. >> instead of us cutting education, instead of us kegt mental health programs, instead of us affecting military readiness and a whole range of other things that are really important to our security and our prosperity, we should be focused on programs we know don't work, waste in government, and some of these tax loophole that is we can close that frankly only benefit the well off and the well connected. >> in connecticut today vice president biden and parents of a 7-year-old sandy hook victim are tackling gun violence together. >> plus, a first fashion line. could a fragrance be next? jimmy kimmel sees opportunity knocking for the strug lingpost office. >> introducing a new fragrance by the u.s. postal service. manila. >> manila. >> smell like an envelope. go places. manila. manila. express mail your senses. hmm, paper. adhesive. manila by the u.s. postal
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and congressional republicans remain worlds apart on a realistic solution to prevent billions of dollars in automatic cuts. the sequester from kicking in march 1st. right now the politics are trumping any movement towards compromise. joining me now for our daily fix chris calizza, msnbc contributor and managing of post politics.com, and washington post reporters laurie montgomery and nia malika henderson. chris, first to you. set the stage for us. there's no solution in sight. is the white house expecting it has the high road in terms of politics of it and that republicans will be on the defensive because i don't see any way they're bridging the gap. there is no outward ed that began is being bridged. i think the government sees the only way it could be bridged by agreeing with some tax increases, and they say, you know what, all these cuts, sure it's a meat clever approach, not a scalpel, but at least they're cuts, and it's not about tax increases. we kind of -- they believe that to maintain the core of who the republic
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 10:00am PST
day. andrea mitchell live in washington where president obama is surrounded by uniform police and is now issuing dire warnings about the consequences if automatic budget cuts, the sequester, will create job losses and a setback to the recovery if that goes into effect next week. in response senate republican leader mitch mcconnell still prefers campaign events to -- joining me now for our daily fix, chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com. well, chris, we saw the performance at the white house. this was a set piece, if you will. the instant response from mitch mcconnell. the bottom line is neither side is negotiating. the white house now assumes the sequester is going to go into effect. is this going to be worked out by continuing resolutions by the end of march? a little bit of short-term pain, long-term gain? >> yep. you know, andrea, i think performance on both sides is the right word. look, i think the policy debate over whether a deal with get done between now and march 1st to avert the sequester is over. congress is away for the president's day week. when
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
. democrats want the fight. the republicans perhaps don't. fantastic article today in "washington examiner" which i read all the time. >> no, you don't. >> by bryon york, the effect of boehner's argument is to make obama seem reasonable in comparison. after all, the president certainly agrees that boehner that the sequester cuts threaten national security and jobs. the difference is that obama wants to avoid them. could the gop message on the sequester be anymore self defeating? are they hurting the brand in the fight? >> you have to understand the back story. the gop thought they had a winning hand last year, the message would win them back the white house. it didn't work out that way and then they found themselves in a really difficult situation the end of the year facing tax increases across the board, obama had the upper hand there and they caved in a way that was incredibly painful for them. and so they looking coming out of january, they made the decision that they would rather stand and fight on the sequester than the debt ceiling. fight on the sequester to say in nine days that the
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00am PST
days, what washington is calling the sequester. and keep in mind that plan actually originated in the obama white house but was approved by the house and the senate. in front of a sea of first responders in washington, the president today lashed out at republicans in congress saying if legislators don't come to an agreement, emergency services will take a hit. that was just one of a number of possible consequences the president listed off if the cuts are allowed to begin march 1st. he talked about fewer police and firefighters, longer airport security lines, lost jobs, criminals going free, teachers being laid off. democrats in the senate have proposed replacing the forced spending cuts with reduced defense spending and end to agriculture subsidies and more tax revenue for millionaires, but house republicans have rejected any increased taxes as a solution. here's what the president had to say today about that. >> so far at least the idea is that the republicans have proposed asks nothing of the wealthiest americans or biggest corporations, so the burden is all on first responde
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 9:00am PST
peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> reporter: meantime in washington, president obama plans to speak with congress this weekend to avert another crisis. but both sides are ramping up the blame game. listen to what the president said about the looming sequester during a press conference yesterday. >> i never think that anything's inevitable. we always have the opportunity to make the right decisions. my hope is is that we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> reporter: solutions the president is confident will work. but unless he can cut a deal with congress, alex, we could see drastic changes kick in this time next week. >> all right, michelle frandsze thank you for that. >> joining me now with reaction republican congresswoman marcia blackburn. representative blackburn, nice to have you back to the show. >> good to be with you, laenale >> the president says this is a no-brainer and says the congress can stop the sequester at any time. how do you respond to that? >> well, i find it all very interesting. because we didn't ha
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
in washington is going just the way the democrats hoped it would. republicans defending the wealthy again. president obama out there for the middle class. how can it be so good? >>> also how much have we heard from republicans since the election about how they know they need to change? don't worry, we got the message they keep telling us. check out the names of the next month's conservative political caucus. pailin, lapierre, santorum, newt. i could go on with all these names. >>> later, it feels a bit like the new improved edsall, doesn't it? how the media machine turned a tongue in cheek joke by a reporter into a deliberately misleading story that chuck hagel talked to a nonexistent group called friends of hamas. never happened. no such group. >>> let me finish with a new bipartisan push for marriage equality. this is "hardball," the place for politics. the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 2:00am PST
down until looming spending cuts go into effect. president obama reaching out to republican leaders in congress for the first time in weeks. doug luzader in live in washington with the latest. >> the real talk is the calendar. march 1st the last minute negotiations are unlikely to change that. the president making phone calls to republican leaders house speaker john boehner minority leader mitch mcconnell all of the administration is encountering the gop. >> there is a responsibility here on the republican side to do what the president has done which is to hear what people are saying. please compromise. please be reasonable. please not adopt positions that represent them my way or the highway approach. >> and there is a white house effort to paint a doomsday scenario here with federal spending and cuts by 2-3 percent. there is food shortages. military readiness and many republicans will agree the cuts will hurt. others say the president insisted on new tax hikes ignores other reductions that could replace these across the board sequestor cuts. >> if you were to pay federal employees
Current
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
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FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 11:00am EST
is brewing in washington as the:0 clock particulars on the passive spending cuts. $2.2billion in broad cuts begin on march 1st. presidential obama said during the third presidential debate, he didn't think those cuts would ever take place. >> first of all the sequester is not something that i proposed, it's something that congress proposed. it will not happen. jon: let's talk about it with rich hrour raoet editor of the national review and a fox news contributor. i called them massive cuts. in some ways they might be viewed that way, but in some ways maybe not. >> if you look at the bulge he will globally these drops are a drop in the bucket. over ten years they would be 3%, talk nothing theory about $85 billion a year and a 3.5 threul trillion dollar budget. according to the congressional budget office, because it takes time for the government to tkofrg it only cuts about 42 billion this year, 1.5% of the gougette. this should be doable in a rational way, but the sequester itself was designed to be as irrational and painful to all sides as possible. jon: you say it's something of allure eu
CNN
Feb 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
that there's nothing to cut in washington is crazy. do you know what president obama counted as one of his budget cuts in 2011? in 2010 we did the u.s. sencens. the fact that we didn't do it again in 2011 as a $6 billion budget cut. all the president's budget cuts are wars we're not going to fight so we're not going to have to pay for them. there's a lot of elusiory smoke and mirrors in the president's cuts. these are real cuts but right now -- >> these are real cuts that will inflict wounds on ordinary american and especially the middle class. >> hold on. >> donna, it's the most painful way to teach us a lesson. >> because alex, all you're talking about is cuts. the president said put it all on the table and the republicans are saying we cannot take about raising revenues. we have a revenue as well as a spending problem and until we address both of them we are not going to find our way out of this. >> a congressional delegation has come back from cuba. donna, i know you've been to cuba. alex, you're a cuban-american. senator leahy met with raul castro. he just got back. >> i think everybo
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 4:00am PST
. but democrats, 55%, yikes. >> republican, still the brand is not very good. that is part of why president obama is trying to play the pr battle to make sure he wins this public relations battle going forward. >> domenico mont narrow in washington, thank you very much. >>> up next, we've got chris hayes. he's ready to go on"up." [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions
Current
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
. obama just divisively won an election, determined on the minds of the americans. polls see republicans as the uncompromising party in washington so the public is likely to blame them. the republicans have more to lose politically than the re-elected obama does. a government shutdown fight might be necessary for republican lawmakers to get the need for confrontation with obama out of their systems. like what a five year old having a tantrum. okay. for member management purposes. [ bell chimes ] >> what? >> stephanie: it is apparently necessary to get the rank and file to stick it to the system. but it seems highly unlikely they'll be able to escape damage here. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and i agree. i love that. we're just waiting for them to finish spinning on their backs in the wal-mart parking lot. all right. tucker yourself out. okay. [ laughter ] >> someone didn't get his nap. >> stephanie: go to bed. john in nashville you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: good morning. i just have -- well actually -- two observations and once statement. >> stephanie:
Current
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
primaries. governors will depend on washington this weekend for the governor's winter meeting. president obama will hold a reception for all of the governors at the white house on sunday. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. ♪ i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. from silver screens... to flat screens... twizzlerize your entertainment everyday with twizzlers the twist you can't resist. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. happy friday. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
, look at obama care. >> the president was out golfing with tiger woods. >> they had a great time. tying ser a great guy. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan. >> there are hot lights on you. you're wearing your lucky burlap unitard. >> who would you rather play golf with? >> senators john mccain and lindsey graham said they would not proceed with the nomination of hagel until the oaks provided more information about last year's benghazi attack. >> nobody is really talking about this story. >> what is the cover-up? >> then and only then will they return to the balcony seats on the muppet show. >> it wasn't rare and it certainly wasn't well done! ♪ >>> it is president's day, an extra day of rest for millions of americans and count the president among those who could use it. in the next hour he's scheduled to board air force one and return from florida to washington and when he gets there, it's certain he'll be met with the same republican hysteria and overreaction to
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
obama and the senate democrats, senator brone, need to pass something? do they just continue to try to do public opinion? >> here we are at another cliff in washington, d.c. we have more in washington, d.c., than in the grand canyon. i think the democrats and the senate will pass a bill but they're not going to get 60 votes so it can't pass a full senate. republicans will offer an alternative and that's not going to pass. if that happens, i think you're looking at the fiscal cliff coming into effect and these cuts coming into effect. >> but i guess, what different ways should the president -- should he be calling everybody into the oval office? what should he be doing differently? >> it's too late now. march the 1st it's going to go into effect. the problem in the house and the nate is there's no real center anymore. there's a very small group of centers like we used to have in the house and senate. they're not there anymore, and you can't negotiate something like this from the far left or far right. you got to start in the middle and work your way out and the president has to be se
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 7:00pm EST
. and guess what today? president obama actually dialed up republican leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell to talk about the sequester. this is good. it's called communication. we'll have a full report coming up from our man in washington robert costa. remember how we told the other night about how federal workers are still getting pay raises despite a so-called pay freeze? it turns out federal worker pensions are facing huge unfunded liabilities that could bankrupt them and force a new taxpayer bailout. but on the whole, folks, have no fear, america. help is on the way. this is "the kudlow report" and it starts right now. >>> all right. first up tonight the sky is not falling. even the president's own press secretary backed up president obama's sequester threat of mass layoffs. take a listen to jay carney. >> we agree with the consensus estimates here again from private outside economic firms from the congressional budget office that say we would lose, the country would lose up to 750,000 jobs if the sequester were allowed to be implemented. >> talking about hundreds of thousands o
CNN
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
that washington, d.c. has a spending problem. and president obama, today he's calling for raising taxes. before we talk about raising taxes on hard-working americans, we need to address the wasteful spending that we continue to see within the federal government. this year alone, we spent $2.2 billion on free cell phones in 2013. and the list goes on and on. and yet the democrats are not recognizing we have a spending problem or the impact of out of control spending on our economy. >> i know republicans and i saw a statement from speaker boehner today, saying that raising taxes is not on the table. the revenue question has -- the revenue debate has been closed. so can you say with 100% certainty that republicans will not go along with any tax increases, even on the wealthiest americans, even on big corporations? >> we need to address the spending side of this equation. that's where the republicans believe that we can find the common ground. the sequester, these across the board cuts, drastic cuts, disproportionately impacting the military and our defense, they were president obama's idea and they c
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
security and medicare, the third rails of washington's attempts to tame the deficit. touch them and you get burned! former senator alan simpson one half of the dynamic debt duo simpson bowls, he says if president obama doesn't deal with entitlements his legacy is on the line. >> he knows what to do and if he doesn't get a handle on the entitlements and the solvency of social security, he will have a failed presidency. >> so quit asking for tax increases and do something about entitlements. question, is there an appetite though for cuts to social security and medicare? john? >> it's not even a question of appetite, carol. it's a question of need. the reality is that to keep these programs solvent, keep them strong there needs to be reform and you can do it without painful cuts but adjusting the cost curve. both parties involved in the poll tingz of mediscare to demagogue the issue and president obama needs to lead more effectively if he's going to leave the country in better shape than he found it with regard to long-term deficit and debt. >> rob? >> yes, i think the only thing this presiden
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 8:00am PST
hand on the sequester saying obama is convinced he's got the upper hand on republicans yet he can only go, or yet he can go only so long before he risks being perceived as a main actor in washington's dysfunction, threatening a core element of his political brand. so the other side of this is the fact that people see, you know, the president as not being willing to pony up to the table when it comes to spending cuts. however, when we saw him earlier this week give remarks on that, he did talk about knowing that the common sense approach is the fact that we need more revenue and we need to cut. >> well, you know, with all due respect to the president, he doesn't have a vote on this, on sequester. this is the institution that is led by speaker boehner so we can talk about who is to blame or who's -- has the initiative or who should be doing what but the fact is we're not in session this week. we've got a week to go before these cuts come into play. speaker boehner is the only one who can craft some kind of action in the house that would avoid that. so we shouldn't be out of session now.
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